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You can handle the truth -Ryan Leak

Have you ever counted on one hand the amount of people that you can really trust? The people in that one hand you've come to know as your girls. Your crew. Your posse. Your homies. Perhaps some of you have bestowed upon this group the name, "family." In that small community of individuals you've become accustomed to trusting with the deepest idiosyncrasies that paint the portrait of who you are... have even they ever broken your trust? Man, I must say, I've been there. Perhaps too often. I mean isn't a reality for at least a minute portion of us that the roller coaster called life and its circumstances...

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The Little Things

I was holding Gabby the other day. It was actually Christmas Day. For those of you who don't know, Gabby is my four year old daughter. She's our baby. I was carrying her to the van and I said: "Merry Christmas Gabby" to which she replied: "Merry Christmas daddy". She melted my heart with that simple response to me, and I realized in that moment how big the smallest things truly are. We often refer to moments like that one as the "little" things in life. Tell that to any parent who's lost a child and would give anything to be able to hear their child say "Merry Christmas". I am learning how "big"...

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The Thief

This week I received from the Lord the greatest revelation of my life. Now, I'm only 31 years old, and to say that isn't as grand a statement as it would be for someone older of course. It is still a big statement none the less for me, especially in light of the fact that I don't make statements like that with any degree of regularity. I've in the past year or two been reading the Bible in a way that isn't commonly taught as Bible study method, yet whenever I speak on Bible study techniques in a group setting everyone nods their head in agreement with this method. I tend to read and meditate on one section...

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Tiger Woods??

So, I planned on doing a "Tiger Woods blog", but I had a dream last night that I feel compelled to share. Some of you reading this may think by the end of this that I should have stuck with the Tiger blog, but who asked you? I had a dream that had all the elements of a good horror flick. I found myself feeling fear in the air as myself and several other people were standing in a junk yard with debris all around us. As we were standing there I noticed a guy who just seemed to know something that the rest of us didn't know. As I was noticing this guy, all of a sudden there was a video that played...

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